Chamber News: January 2020

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Chamber News: January 2020

January 9, 2020

Welcome  –    Happy New Year !

Officers for 2020 –

President – Marie Miller

Vice President – Lucas Luginbill

Treasury – Amanda Peel

Secretary – Lisa Kuhn

December minutes – posted online   – to our New / Updated web site !   

Financial report (Amanda)

Banners for Bicentennial  – $2,000

Other expenses starting to come in.   We are getting good responses for the Chamber membership drive.

January 15th is the deadline for 2020 Memberships.

Previous events:   

Thank you to RADC for handing out Candy Canes and the Bicentennial Schedule of events.

Grand Celebration a huge success — reports are people want it to happen again.  Bicentennial committee thinking if there is money left in the fund to have a Grand finale celebration.      Thank you Rockford Carry Out for catering this event !

Upcoming events:

  • Need to update the web site  
  • Facebook postings  ?
  • Chamber directory  / Visitors guide to be printed this month !

 Need to get them to local chambers / a Mercer Co Visitors Bureau

•      1st quarter  Chamber Event   –  Dawn Kennedy – Entre Money Coach

Ready to Control Your Money & Make More of it?

Upcoming – Ribbon Cuttings / Facebook notices

  • Second Crossing Brew Co  – Saturday –  January 25th at noon —
  • Betsey’s Bouquets – – tentative January 25th
  • Marketing Junkie –  into the new year when Marie is ready – after January 15th.

Old Business

  • Chamber Welcome Sign – South  – in process – no time frame for completion – have called – not getting an answer L

New Business

Jamie Green – Subway is going to purse a Main Street Committee to become more active the

 events in the downtown area.

2020 Events / Goals –

                Leadership for events – form a committee – especially in the downtown business area

                Set up and promote – Rockford Community Calendar

New membership packet – goal for next year.

* 2020 Membership Drive –   Should be done by end of January

* April – Chamber Scholarship review applications

* May – Present Chamber Scholarship Award

* June – Community Days involvement – Work with RSP – Challenge Course

* August –  Mercer County Leadership

* October –  Chamber Banquet – (Citizen of the Year / Business of the Year)

* November / December – Membership Drive 2021